Darling Harbour

For amazing entertainment, delicious waterside dining and incredible wildlife, Darling Harbour is the perfect destination in the heart of Sydney. Meet penguins and dugongs at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and get up close to koalas and a giant saltwater crocodile at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.

You’ll find plenty more exciting things to do and see, from Sydney Harbour cruises and tall ships at the Australian National Maritime Museum to the Chinese Garden of Friendship, a tranquil haven. You can even walk the red carpet with your favourite star at Madame Tussauds, a wax museum.

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Darling Harbour

The events calendar is wonderful all year and you can see world-class shows at ICC Sydney, a convention, exhibition and theatre complex. There are special attractions for the kids, too. Darling Quarter Kids Playground has climbing ropes, slides, swings, flying foxes and water games.

The food and wine experiences are delectable, with waterfront restaurants, alfresco cafes and trendy bars along the waterfront at Cockle Bay, King Street Wharf and Harbourside, where there are souvenir shops and fashion boutiques. And you can dance the night away at funky nightclubs, too.

Darling Harbour during Vivid Sydney

Getting to Darling Harbour is easy and there are comfortable accommodation options. The lively precinct is next to Barangaroo and Pyrmont, only 10 minutes’ walk from Town Hall Station in the city centre, and a stroll from Chinatown. You can also travel by light rail or a ferry to Darling Harbour.

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  1. Celebrate Chinese New Year at Darling Harbour

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Sunday 04 March 2018 , Darling Harbour

    Chinese New Year celebrations will take centre stage at Darling Harbour's Chinese Garden of Friendship. Over three weekends of performances, demonstrations, workshops, lanterns, and tours. Slow down in a tai chi class, or experience acrob…

    23 Feb - 04 Mar
  2. Gapu-Monuk Saltwater

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Wednesday 17 October 2018 , Darling Harbour

    The exhibition Gapu-Monuk Saltwater Journey to Sea Country, will be an acknowledgement of the significant and stunning story of the Yolŋu people of northeast Arnhem Land and their fight for recognition of Indigenous Sea Rights. It is a d…

    23 Feb - 17 Oct